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Welcome to Portland ...

The city of Portland is primarily located in Sumner County<1>. A portion of Portland extends into Robertson County.

When the people of Portland refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Portlander<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Portland has a population of 13,037 people<3> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Portland, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated in 1904.

Going back to its beginning, Portland was originally named Richland. For more information about the names of Portland, see The Names of Portland on our Genealogy Page.

The community of Portland is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Portland lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Portland lies within the (615) area code.

The ZIP code for Portland: 37148<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Portland had an population of 13,037 people. This is an increase of 13.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 54.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Portland had a population of 11,480 people (or 7.15% of the total population of Sumner County). This makes Portland the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Portland represents 0.18% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 46th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,480 people, the population of Portland increased 35.73% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,458 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Portland.

Communities Also Named Portland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Portland - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado (2), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (3), Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Portland.

Communities near Portland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Portland.

  • Hendersonville [Sumner County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendersonville
    • Hendersonville [Sumner County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Portland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,323 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendersonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<7>
  • Gallatin [Sumner County]
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    • Gallatin [Sumner County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Portland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,335 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallatin have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallatin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gallatin<7>
  • White House [Robertson County]
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    • White House [Robertson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Portland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,975 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White House have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White House
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White House<7>
  • Franklin [Simpson County]
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    • Franklin [Simpson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Portland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,046 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Greenbrier [Robertson County]
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      • Greenbrier [Robertson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,905 people
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    • Millersville [Sumner County]
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      • Millersville [Sumner County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,798 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millersville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millersville<7>
    • Shackle Island [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shackle Island
      • Shackle Island [Sumner County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Portland
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,844 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shackle Island have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shackle Island
    • Westmoreland [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westmoreland
      • Westmoreland [Sumner County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westmoreland have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westmoreland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westmoreland<7>
    • Ridgetop [Davidson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgetop
      • Ridgetop [Davidson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgetop have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgetop
    • Cross Plains [Robertson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Plains
      • Cross Plains [Robertson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Portland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,839 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cross Plains<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Portland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Portland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Portland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Portland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Portland. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Portland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Portland ...

Looking for more information about Portland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Portland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Portland.

Adding Portland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Portland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Portland was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Portland on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Tennessee (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Portland on our Genealogy Page.

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Sumner County

About Tennessee

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Portland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sumner County: www.sumnertn.org/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Sumner, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Portland refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Portland may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Portland.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Portland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Portland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Portland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Portland) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Portland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PortlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5816, Longitude: -86.5162    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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